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Sunday, fiery Sunday

Spokane County Fire District 3 crews remain on standby should their resources be needed as other regional firefighting organizations battle a series of wild land fires that burst out Sunday...

AH council receives US-2 project updates

At its Aug. 22 study session, the Airway Heights City Council received a presentation from Studio Cascade Inc., regarding public input they received on concepts for the land use plan update and the Highway 2 Revitalization project. Ryan Hughes,...

Medical Lake council passes impact fee deferral ordinance

The Medical Lake City Council went through several items at its Aug. 16 meeting. In action items, council approved the second reading of the ordinance “Impact Fee Deferral.” The ordinance allows a developer to defer paying impact fees until the...

Cheney School District in need of bus drivers

With the new school year coming up, the Cheney School District is in need of more substitute bus drivers and special needs bus aides. According to a Facebook post from the transportation office, this ...

Business development planned at Geiger/I-90

The offices of the Washington State Patrol and Rowand Machinery, a heavy equipment dealer nestled between Geiger Boulevard and Interstate 90, will likely have new neighbors in the next year or so....

Cheney council OKs new website proposal

The city of Cheney will soon have a new, updated website — one that is all their own. At its Aug. 23 meeting, the City Council approved a $29,454, one-year contract with CivicPlus to design, implement and host a new website. The contract also has...

Brown Bear upgrades will speed car wash experience

The automated car wash was originally designed to save the time of the person who wants to have their vehicle look nice, but has better things to do than drag out the hose, the suds bucket and sponge ...

Schmidt heeds calling as a man in 'blue'

Tyler Schmidt will probably be the first to admit that his baseball skills were never meant to set the world on fire. The proof, perhaps, coming in that the 2008 Cheney High School graduate played...

Gubrud impressive in Eastern's first scrimmage

Sophomore quarterback Gage Gubrud threw for 202 yards and had just a single incompletion as the Eastern Washington University offense rolled up 494 yards and 46 points Aug. 20 at Roos Field in the...

Hoekstra, Williams lead Eagles to wins

Two All-Big Sky Conference selections from 2015 certainly validated their awards for Eastern Washington University's soccer team in the early stages of the 2016 season. The Eagles got crucial...

Baldwin says the 'red' still remains a place to reckon with

The joke, as Eastern Washington University head football coach Beau Baldwin likes to tell it, goes like this: “It’s interesting, the pessimists in Missoula and Bozeman in 2010 tried to convince me, ‘Coach, by 2016 you’re going to have a...

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school or facility websites to confirm.) COLLEGE FOOTBALL EWU Preseason Practices Thursday, Aug. 25 – 9:15 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26 – Scrimmage, approximately 9:45 a.m., Roos Field Saturday, Aug. 27...

Game times announced for 2016 EWU football games

Game times for all 11 Eastern Washington University football games have been set, including all five home games at Roos Field. Eastern's home opener on Sept. 17 against Northern Iowa will begin at...

Endorsement dishonors, disrespects others

Washingont 5th District Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers endorses and supports a person to lead our nation who disrespects and dishonors the very citizens of the nation he wants to lead. Cathy has not unendorsed or unsupported this person, thereby...

Focusing on the positive can help relations

Concert goers to hip-hop/jazz/funk/reggae artist Micheal Franti and Spearhead’s recent appearance at Spokane’s Knitting Factory as part of his “Power to the Peaceful” tour were treated to over two-and-a-half-hours of danceable music with...

U.S. Olympic success leads to Internal Revenue Service gold

Guess who was among the first to welcome our Olympic athletes back home from Rio? None other than the IRS. For U.S. athletes, winning an Olympic medal comes with pride, glory — and a hefty federal tax bill. According to TIME magazine, Michael...

What's Happening On The West Plains

Cheney • Aug. 26, Light Fitness Hour (Adults 50+), Wren Pierson Community Center, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. • Aug. 26, Baby Play & Learn Storytime (ages 0 – 18 months), 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. • Aug. 26, Eco Green Compost Sale, Utility Building 112... Full story

Locals earn U of I scholarships

Several Cheney and Medical Lake alumni received scholarships from the University of Idaho for the 2016-17 academic year. Cheney David Bleichney — Leonard Halland Centennial Scholarship. John Michael Magill — Jesse W. Abbott Memorial...

Students show Cheney school board images of a leader

Student leaders for the coming school year at Cheney and Westwood middle schools gave Cheney school board members their interpretations of a “portrait of a leader” during presentations at the board’s August meeting last Wednesday night. The...

Band practice

Members of Cheney High School's marching band and color guard practice during a hot Friday morning, Aug. 19. The CHS band held band camp from Aug. 15-22 to get...

State releases Smarter Balanced Assessment results for local schools

The Washington state Office of Public Instruction released preliminary Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) scores for English, Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics for third- through eighth-grade and...

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church The congregation of Emmanuel Lutheran Church invites you to worship with us at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday, Aug. 28. You may also watch our pastor’s sermons at our website or on YouTube at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Cheney....

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Aug. 29, 2006 With rentals making up over 50 percent of Cheney homes and a number lacking in appearance and upkeep, Mayor Allan Gainer began taking strides to get homeowners and landlords to clean things up. Plans to improve pedestrian...

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

One hundred twenty-five years ago on Aug. 27 1891, fire destroyed the first State Normal School. The fire broke out at 1 a.m. in the wooden basement of a new building that was under construction....

Gary A. Rietz

Gary A. Rietz, 69, of Cheney, passed away Aug. 19, 2016 in Medical Lake. He is survived by his wife Robin Rietz, daughter Danniell Rietz, two sisters, Myrna Moe (Ron Moe), Denise Rietz; four... Full story

Norma Jean Pierce

Norma Jean Pierce passed away on Aug. 3, 2016 in Spokane at the age of 88. Norma was born March 1, 1928 in Spokane to Otto and Edith Wegner. She grew up on a farm near Reardan and graduated from... Full story

Lyle James Morehouse

Lyle James Morehouse, 79, of Langley, Wash, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, as a result of congestive heart failure complications. He was born on May 9, 1937, in Cut Bank, Mont., the son of Les and Carol ... Full story

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